ASV News

VASTROC 2017

The Victoria Astronomy Convention (VASTROC) is a biennial conference for Amateur Astronomers from around Victoria.  In 2017, it will be hosted by Mount Burnett Observatory on the 6th - 7th May at Emerald Secondary College, Emerald, Victoria.  Conference tickets are now available.  For more information and to check out the program, go to the website:  Victorian Astronomical Convention 2017

New Facebook page for the Comet & Meteor sections

The new facebook page is a place to discuss, ask questions, post photos and report sightings on anything related to Comets and Meteors.

Crux Online

The PDF version of Crux Apr-May 2017 is now available for downloading by members.

ASV Items For Sale

A section in the ASV Forum has been created for members wanting to buy or sell Astronomical Items.

Please log in to the Members Only section and visit the Forum or click on the 'Chat' icon.

The Great Melbourne Telescope Restoration Project

Here's a link to a story by Liz Clarkson with a number of images of ASV members hard at work in restoring the Great Melbourne Telescope. It gives a little bit of history and outlines the aims and current status of the project to bring this telescope back to Melbourne Observatory, in a working condition for members of the public to look through. It was once the largest steerable telescope in the world back in the late 1880s.